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Vino Levantino - Permanently Closed, New York, NY

Vino Levantino - Permanently Closed

4.2
4.2
165 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean

Vino Levantino is first and foremost a wine bar. Our wines are imported from all over the world, mostly from boutique wineries in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Israel & the Americas. Our menu reflects the diversity of the Ottoman Empire. It is also influenced by the cuisine of Sephardic Jews, many of whom journeyed to Israel through Turkey.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Kosher

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 280-3333

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Bridal Shower, Birthdays, Etc.

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    between Amsterdam Ave & Broadway

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    96 St. (1, 2, 3) 86 St. (1, 2) 96 St. (A, B, C)

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Happy Hour, Kosher, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Menu

Meze

  • Roasted Fingerling Potatoes$9.00

    with garlic aioli and paprika

    • Pan-Roasted Eggplant Crostini$9.00

      marinated with dill and white vinegar

      • Beet Crostini$9.00

        marinated in vinegar, served with labné

        • Green Falafel Baskets$9.00

          served with tahini

          • Baked Sweet Potatoes$9.00

            topped with lemongrass cream

            • Hummus Plate$9.00

              topped with tahini, parsley, olive oil; served with pita bread

              • Soup of the Day$9.00

                served with bread

                Plates

                • Cheese Plate$19.00

                  four varieties, served with fruit and nuts

                  • Grilled Halumi Cheese$19.00

                    with grilled vegetables

                    • Charcuterie Plate$20.00

                      four varieties, served with spiced olives

                      Salads

                      • Quinoa Avocado Salad$16.00

                        with red bell peppers, tomatoes, scallions, cilantro and lemon vinaigrette dressing

                        • Fattoush Salad$14.00

                          with tomato, radish, cucumber and lemon garlic vinaigrette; mixed with toasted pita bread

                          • Shredded Root Vegetable Salad$15.00

                            beets, celery, carrots turnips pumpkin seeds and parsley, with lemon sherry vinaigrette

                            • Grilled Octopus Salad$19.00

                              with white beans, tomato, cucumber, red onion, cilantro and lemo

                              Platikos

                              • Chick Peas$5.00

                                marinated with lemon, cumin and fresh parsley

                                • Cucumber Salad$7.00

                                  with dill and lemon juice

                                  • Pickled Beets$7.00

                                    marinated in vinegar

                                    • Tzatziki$7.00

                                      served with bread

                                      • Mixed Mediterranean Olives$6.00

                                        mixed with fresh herbs and crushed red pepper

                                        • Grilled Zucchini$8.00

                                          in greek yogurt

                                          • Baba Ganoush$7.00

                                            served with pita bread

                                            • Cauliflower Puree$7.00

                                              with fresh cream

                                              Entrées

                                              • Turkish Meat Balls$19.00

                                                in tomato sauce, with mashed potatoes

                                                • Moussaka$18.00

                                                  potato, eggplant, zucchini and tomato

                                                  • Add Minced Meat$20.00
                                                • Grilled Salmon$19.00

                                                  with herbed yellow rice, raisins and grilled asparagus in vinaigrette

                                                  • Levantino Mix$25.00

                                                    lamb chops, mini shish kebab, mini chicken kebab over lentils and mashed potatoes

                                                    • Grilled Lamb Chops$27.00

                                                      served with cauliflower purée, baby arugula and lime sauce

                                                      • Roasted Duck$27.00

                                                        served with lemon potatoes and levantino salad

                                                        Levantino Classics

                                                        • Baked Cauliflower Salad$17.00

                                                          served over red tahini, with pine nuts and bread crumbs

                                                          • Sabich$14.00

                                                            plate of hummus, fried eggplant, potato, boiled egg, chopped tomato and cucumber; served with pita bread

                                                            • Burekas$10.00

                                                              filled with feta cheese, eggplant and mint

                                                              • Tomat Raynado$14.00

                                                                tomato stuffed with rice, fresh herbs, olives and capers

                                                                • Roasted Half Eggplant$15.00

                                                                  topped with ricotta and pomegranate seeds or tahini and chick peas

                                                                  • Leek and Potato Patties$13.00

                                                                    pan fried with fresh dill and herbs

                                                                    • Salmon and Cauliflower Patties$16.00

                                                                      served with a side of fingerling potatoes

                                                                      • Shish Kebab$18.00

                                                                        grilled minced meat on skewers, served with parsley and red onion salad

                                                                        • Chicken Kebab$17.00

                                                                          grilled chicken cubes on skewers, served with black currant rice topped with scallion

                                                                          • Fried Calamari$17.00

                                                                            served with tahini and aioli dips

                                                                            • Tuna Tartar$17.00

                                                                              on top of avocado, tomato, red onion, cilantro, sesame oil, served with toasted bread

                                                                              What 165 people are saying

                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                              4.2
                                                                              4.2 based on recent ratings
                                                                              • 4.1Food
                                                                              • 3.9Service
                                                                              • 4.3Ambience
                                                                              • 3.9Value

                                                                              NoiseModerate

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                                                                              1. NT

                                                                                NewTrier61

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                22 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                22 reviews

                                                                                Dined on February 26, 2020

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Perfect place to eat before seeing something at Symphony Space.

                                                                              2. JH

                                                                                JohnathanH

                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on February 24, 2020

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Very nice wait staff, friendly owner, and I LOVE IT when they have live music!!!

                                                                              3. KS

                                                                                KatS

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                12 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                12 reviews

                                                                                Dined on February 22, 2020

                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                Great neighborhood place. Updated menu has lots of vegan options. Happy hour features good specials and wine list has solid options.

                                                                              4. PM

                                                                                PeteM

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                79 reviews

                                                                                2.0

                                                                                79 reviews

                                                                                Dined on February 22, 2020

                                                                                overall2food2service3ambience4

                                                                                Disappointing plain-Jane quasi Mediterranean. Cafeteria grade - tastlesss and not as advertised on menu. Wine list banal and service listless. Nice cute place but poor value and can do so much better elsewhere.

                                                                              5. Y

                                                                                Yoseff

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on February 18, 2020

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                This is absolutely the best restaurant I've been to in NYC.

                                                                              6. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                Nice meal for a special day. Excellent waitress, very good service, and tasty food!

                                                                              7. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on February 12, 2020

                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                Defines what a neighborhood restaurant should be.

                                                                              8. c

                                                                                carole

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                4.0

                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                Dined on February 8, 2020

                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                We really enjoyed the restaurant. Food was excellent. Many vegetarian choices, even vegan, but not just that. Hummus and fattoush were delicious and we had a sea bass baked with fragrant herbs and spices that was fabulous! Service was friendly, wine selection excellent. Just a lovely neighborhood find. Right across from Symphony Space.

                                                                              9. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                Dined on February 5, 2020

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Another unforgettable evening at Vino Levantino. The owner helped us pick the wine, which was spectacular. The tuna tartare was so delicious and the hummus is I think the best in NYC. Tried the new menu item, Turkish meatballs, which were incredible. Ended with a Turkish lava cake which was also so so good. I will be back very very soon

                                                                              10. S

                                                                                Silverheels

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                35 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                35 reviews

                                                                                Dined on January 30, 2020

                                                                                overall4food4service2ambience4

                                                                                Great wine bar ambiance, great non meat small plate selection, fair value, service could be improved.

                                                                              11. D

                                                                                Doug

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                2.0

                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                Dined on January 29, 2020

                                                                                overall2food2service3ambience4

                                                                                Hard to be positive about a middle eastern restaurant where the falafel was passable, the tahini worse than the standard container I get at the store, and the hummus without taste (supermarket Sabra brand far better). My $15 three cheese plate featured rubbery mozzarella and supposedly a tomato and olive cheese whose name the waiter couldn’t remember that bore a suspicious resemblance to pepper jack cheese. They were out of one of the wines we ordered. Really, really wanted to like this place but I won’t be going back. :(

                                                                              12. OG

                                                                                One2Go

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                55 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                3.0

                                                                                55 reviews

                                                                                Dined on January 27, 2020

                                                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                Very good Mediterranean food and only a block from Symphony Space.

                                                                              13. M

                                                                                Mariana

                                                                                Raleigh

                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                Dined on January 10, 2020

                                                                                overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                Nice spot to grab a drink and a bite with friends/family

                                                                              14. MA

                                                                                MAlena

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                We went to Vino Levantino to meet with friends on New Year’s eve before heading to a late dinner. The service and ambiance were great and drinks were up to everyone’s expectations. Great place to for a relaxed evening with friends.

                                                                              15. c

                                                                                charlesd

                                                                                Charleston

                                                                                20 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                20 reviews

                                                                                Dined on December 19, 2019

                                                                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                Amelia was so helpful. wine by the glass, even during happy hour, was way above average. In fact, actually not only unusually drinkable, but actually good. At dinner, the $17 Barolo was okay, but the $10 Cabernet Sauvignon (2016) from Lazio, Italy, was better. The stuffed eggplant, essentially a hummus plate wrapped in an eggplant skin, was delicious. Perfectly done. They could have included the pita without the extra charge. Only negative: typically small tables crowded together, so noise level made dinner conversation nearly impossible. Go with your partner and talk when you get home.

                                                                              16. S

                                                                                Svengali

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                2.0

                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                Dined on November 22, 2019

                                                                                overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                                Food is fine but expensive for what it is and what the place is like. My main course could have been hotter, it was just warm. They charged us for something we didn’t order on the check.

                                                                              17. s

                                                                                susanjo

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                123 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                123 reviews

                                                                                Dined on November 17, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Went here for dinner after a show at Symphony Space abd it was wonderful. Have been here before but mostly for wine and a snack. The varied selections of small plates and entrees is wonderful and everything we had was great. Beautiful wines! Will definitely go back and often

                                                                              18. SJ

                                                                                SJShungry

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                Dined on November 10, 2019

                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                Great place to meet friends! We’ll definitely go again.

                                                                              19. RT

                                                                                RandiTina

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                Dined on October 29, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                My friend and I both had the turkey burger on brioche roll and shared the tiramisu. Both were excellent. Too bad they don't take AmEx.

                                                                              20. JA

                                                                                JoeA

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                Dined on October 25, 2019

                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                Quaint little place with a nice bar and limited seating. The food was good to very good, but not memorable. I'd recommend this place for for drinks and appetizers at the bar,

                                                                              21. RO

                                                                                RandiO

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on August 28, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                great food and wine at a reasonable price, nice atmosphere

                                                                              22. NT

                                                                                NancyT

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on August 26, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                What a great find! We loved that they had two entrees with “vegan” in their name l but it would be a greater benefit to vegan patrons if all vegan dishes on the menu (and there were several others) were identified in some way (perhaps with a letter or symbol) as it’s not always obvious. I especially liked the shredded root vegetable salad as I never had a salad like it before and it was delicious and very fresh. Also liked the Fattoush Salad. My only disappointment with the Moroccan Style Cod Fish was that it was tender and flavorful that I wished I could control myself so I would have some leftover to bring home with me. It was sooo good. My (vegan) daughter loved the vegan cheese plate which had an interesting variety and there is a regular cheese plate for non-vegans. I’m looking forward to going back.

                                                                              23. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                Hawaii

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on August 19, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Delicious, creative dishes. Several vegan/veg options. Friendly servers, delightful atmosphere. Looking forward to my next visit to NYC.

                                                                              24. d

                                                                                dawny

                                                                                Salt Lake City

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on August 7, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Our waiter/owner was fantastic. He went out of his way to allow us to sit outside to have the best experience. The food was terrific, fabulous wine and service. I will definitely make this a destination when in town.

                                                                              25. RT

                                                                                RTLMommy

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                Dined on July 31, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                This lovely little restaurant has really expanded its vegan options in the last few years. Beautiful Mediterranean decor, with pretty tables outside as well. Very friendly staff. Delicious, creative menu.

                                                                              26. H

                                                                                Hyshe

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                Dined on July 22, 2019

                                                                                overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                                                The service & ambience were excellent, the food mixed. I think we didn’t order wisely. We ordered 3 appetizers & they were excellent. The two fish meals were also excellent, the tuna burger and salmon on skewers. But the two vegetarian main dishes (vegan mousses and cauliflower) were poor, bland and not filling. Coffee machine was out of order so we skipped dessert. I’d go back and try again though.

                                                                              27. SB

                                                                                StephanieB

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on July 18, 2019

                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                We thought it was an excellent choice for eating kosher out. The menu was creative and the appetizers and main courses were excellent. The only complaint was that the dessert we chose was not as advertised. But we would definitely return!

                                                                              28. RC

                                                                                RobC

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                18 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                18 reviews

                                                                                Dined on July 13, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Unique menu with really nice vegan options. Meals (Cod, Bronzini, Vegan Moussaka) were delicious and plentiful.

                                                                              29. DR

                                                                                DavidR

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on July 9, 2019

                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                Lovely spot, good food. Great for quiet conversation.

                                                                              30. BS

                                                                                BrooklynSteve

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                14 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                14 reviews

                                                                                Dined on June 30, 2019

                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                Interesting and flavorful take on Middle Eastern cuisine. Nice wine list as well.

                                                                              31. L

                                                                                Larry

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                38 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                38 reviews

                                                                                Dined on June 27, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Outstanding small, quiet neighborhood location for quiet dinner.

                                                                              32. P

                                                                                Pebbles2808

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                4.0

                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                Dined on June 22, 2019

                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                I Enjoyed the experience and the food. It was nice to sit outside on a beautiful evening in New York City and I have a nice glass of rose wine and good food

                                                                              33. N

                                                                                Nurit

                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                30 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                30 reviews

                                                                                Dined on June 20, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                The quality and taste was incredibly delicious. We had the falafel, mashed cauliflower, okra, hummus, and babaganoush. The service was terrific. I suggest you make a reservation, the restaurant gets packed.

                                                                              34. RC

                                                                                RebekahC

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on June 18, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                Really appreciated the opportunity to have quality vegan cuisine (the menu accommodates omnivores, as well). The shredded root vegetable salad was crisp and delicious, and my friend enjoyed her roasted eggplant. But the service is what really made the experience special. Jonathan and Yusuf were kind and helpful from the moment I called to say we’d be late. Warm, friendly, down-to-earth, real people who are solicitous without going overboard. Wish I still lived on the UWS so I could go there more often

                                                                              35. MS

                                                                                MarthaS

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on June 18, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Having dinner with one of my oldest friends who I hadn't seen in a long time was totally pleasurable at Vino Levantino because the staff was 100% cordial and sweet. We took a long time to order because once we started chatting, it was hard to stop. The server did not pressure us to order. When we finally did, and ate our delicious meal (2 different salmon dishes) , there was no pressure for us to finish and get out. We stayed as long as we wanted to. The only time the noise level rose was when the table next to us got filled with happy people, but we left before it got unpleasant. I would definitely go back and recommend it to friends.

                                                                              36. SB

                                                                                SlamuraiB

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on June 6, 2019

                                                                                overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                                I liked Vino Levantino's ambiance and it provides a good setting for a first date. I only got drinks here and not food. But I don't think the drink prices were that great. Vino Levantino's happy hour ends at 6 pm, which is strange. Furthermore, the waiters did not refill our waters after we ordered our second drinks.

                                                                              37. F

                                                                                Frogdoc

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                48 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                2.0

                                                                                48 reviews

                                                                                Dined on June 4, 2019

                                                                                overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                                                Good place for eating before anything at Symphony Space. Med applies were good- had tasty herring and Bourekas. Impossible and Tuna Berger’s good; nice SB wine. Not fancy but a nice neighborhood vibe.

                                                                              38. D

                                                                                Dahlia

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                Dined on May 22, 2019

                                                                                overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                Very cute place with lovely ambiance, however there were many items on the menu not available. The food that we had was good enough and I would return primarily for the ambiance.

                                                                              39. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                Atlantic City

                                                                                14 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                14 reviews

                                                                                Dined on May 21, 2019

                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                We had a lovely time and will go back again!

                                                                              40. S

                                                                                Sammy

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on May 4, 2019

                                                                                overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                                                Cute place! Good food, babaganoush particularly excellent, good wine for an average price. Service was spotty as its only two people even at the dinner rush. Will be back.

                                                                              FAQs

                                                                              Vino Levantino - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 280-3333.

                                                                              Vino Levantino - Permanently Closed is rated 4.2 stars by 165 OpenTable diners.

                                                                              Permanently Closed

                                                                              This restaurant is permanently closed.

                                                                              Additional information

                                                                              • Cross street

                                                                                between Amsterdam Ave & Broadway

                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                Upper West Side

                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Kosher

                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                Casual Dining

                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                Casual Dress

                                                                              • Parking details

                                                                                Street Parking

                                                                              • Public transit

                                                                                96 St. (1, 2, 3) 86 St. (1, 2) 96 St. (A, B, C)

                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Happy Hour, Kosher, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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